Bout of Books Wrap-Up

Posted August 27, 2018 / Book Challenges, Features / 0 Comments

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Instead of posting a million updates or even a kickoff post, I decided to do my tracking in this post (while it was a draft) and just let the final numbers publish at the end of the readathon. I did write a goals and TBR sign-up post though. I usually have a goal to read double the normal amount of books I would in one week but I don’t really see that happening, so I adjusted my plans for the readathon a little bit. Here are my original goals, how I progressed, and the final numbers/bingo cards after completing BoB.

Original Goals & Thoughts

Because this readathon fell during ARC August, my goal was to read only ARCs during the readathon. This didn’t work out quite as well as I planned because I started a library book the week before BoB started and didn’t have time to finish it over the weekend. I was traveling, watching wrestling, and doing some family stuff all weekend instead. My other goal was to make progress on both Bingo cards I’m currently working on. This includes the usual Seasonal Bingo I do, plus the ARC August Bingo.

Progress Tracking


 A Date with Darcy (Bookish Boyfriends, #1)  


 Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)

Monday August 20th:
  • Currently reading THE DINNER LIST (egalley) and STRANGE NEW WORLD (library)
  • Started and DNFed A DATE WITH DARCY (audiobook/egalley)
Tuesday August 21st:
  • Continued reading THE DINNER LIST (egalley) and STRANGE NEW WORLD (library)
Wednesday August 22nd:
  • Finished reading THE DINNER LIST (egalley)
  • Continued reading STRANGE NEW WORLD (library)
Thursday August 23rd:
  • Started reading ONE WAS LOST (egalley)
  • Finished reading STRANGE NEW WORLD (library)
Friday August 24th:
  • Continued reading ONE WAS LOST (egalley)
  • Started listening to BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY (audiobook)
Saturday August 25th:
  • Continued reading ONE WAS LOST (egalley)
  • Continued listening to BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY (audiobook)
Sunday August 26th:
  • Continued listening to BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY (audiobook)
  • Finished reading ONE WAS LOST (egalley)

Total completed: 3 books / Total DNF: 1 book
Still reading/listening: 2 books

Bingo Cards

Because I made this a part of BoB (to get a few boxes ticked on each card, or try to only read books that would count for each card), here are the two cards and their status as of the last day of the readathon.

Summer Bingo

Books read / boxes:
  • Yellow cover = THE DINNER LIST
  • Magic = BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY (still reading)

ARC August Bingo

Books read / boxes:
  • Standalone = THE DINNER LIST
  • Released 30+ days ago = ONE WAS LOST
  • Finish a series = THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING (still reading)

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